On 8 March, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) troops in Donbas sustained no casualties, the ATO press centre reported in Facebook the next day.
Militants waged 69 shelling attacks against the ATO positions.
In the Mariupol sector, they pounded Maryinka, Chermalyk and Pavlopil with mortars. They fired grenade launchers at Vodyane and Hnutove, and grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at Lebedynske, Pavlopil, Novohryhorivka, Hnutove and Shyrokyne.
Shyrokyne, Vodyane and Hnutove were under the fire of an enemy IFV. An enemy sniper was active in the vicinity of Novotroyitske.
In the Donetsk sector, the Russia-backed terrorists pounded Zaytseve with 122-mm artillery. The mortars of various calibres were used against Verkhnyotoretske, Mayorske, Novhorodske, Avdiyivka and Luhanske. The militants attacked Verkhnyotoretske, Pisky, Nevelske, Kamyanka, Novoluhanske, Novhorodske, Troyitske, Zaytseve with grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Zaytseve and Novhorodske were under sniper fire.
In the Luhansk sector, militants shelled Novooleksandrivka, Popasna and Troyitske with 120-mm mortars, and fired small arms at Krymske and Stanytsya Luhanska.
Ukrainian servicemen have spotted an enemy sniper group and destroyed it.